What do the details in paragraph 7 of "The Gift of the Magi" tell you about Della and Jim's financial situation?  

The details in paragraph 7 provide further insight into Della and Jim's unfortunate financial situation by describing their lowly, inexpensive $8 apartment and cheap pier-glass, which Della can hardly observe her own reflection in. Della's thin physique is also described in the paragraph, which suggests that the couple barely has enough money to buy food.

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The details in paragraph 7 of “The Gift of the Magi” add to the sense we’ve already gained that Jim and Della’s financial situation is pretty dire. We already know that Della only has $1.87 with which to buy her husband a gift, and that took her a long time to save up. If that weren’t bad enough, Jim earns only $20 a week, a $10 a week reduction from his previous salary. The opening paragraphs of the story leave us in no doubt that Jim and Stella are dirt poor, and will really struggle to buy each other gifts for Christmas.

When we reach paragraph 7, further details are provided that reinforce our original impression of the Youngs’ parlous financial situation. Jim and Della have a cheap, very narrow mirror between the windows of the room. (Note the singular “room”, as that’s all they have). As the narrator tells us, it’s the kind of looking-glass you’d see placed in $8 furnished rooms. This is cheap furniture with a capital C, the only kind available to people of limited means. The mirror is so narrow that a person can only see themselves in it a little at a time. In any case, Della’s face has completely lost its color, so getting a good look at herself in the mirror is more of a curse than a blessing.

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The accuracy of this answer will differ due to the fact that various editions of the story are structured differently and the paragraphs are not always the same. After reviewing several different editions of O'Henry's celebrated short story "The Gift of the Magi," the seventh paragraph is as follows:
"There was a pier–glass between the windows of the room. Perhaps you have seen a pier-glass in an $8 flat. A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks. Della, being slender, had mastered the art" (O'Henry, 3).
The seventh paragraph provides further insight into Jim and Della's unfortunate financial situation by describing their lowly, cheap apartment as well as Della's thin physique. The audience learns that Jim and Della can only afford to live in an $8 apartment, which is sparsely furnished. The narrator also describes a pier-glass, which is a mirror usually placed in between two walls or windows. According to the narrator, Della has a thin physique and has mastered the art of observing her reflection in the cheap mirror. The fact that she has to master a technique to see her reflection indicates that the pier-glass is old, inexpensive, and relatively worthless. Della's thin physique is another telling detail, which suggests that the couple barely has enough money to eat. This paragraph illustrates the meager living conditions of the Youngs by describing their cheap apartment and inexpensive mirror.
In addition to their modest living conditions, the audience discovers that Jim earns $20 a week and Della has only been able to save $1.87 by making substantial sacrifices and saving every extra penny. As the story progresses, Della decides to sell her long, beautiful hair to purchase Jim an expensive fob for his valuable watch. Ironically, Jim sells the family heirloom to purchase Della a set of expensive combs and both their gifts are useless. Despite their unfortunate financial situation and foolish decision to sacrifice their most prized possessions, Jim and Della's unconditional love is more valuable than any material object.
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The paragraphs in the story 'The Gift of the Magi' are sometimes separated differently in various editions.  I will examine the content in a couple of paragraphs that can be paragraph 7:

Only $1.87 to buy a gift for Jim.  Her Jim.  She had had many happy hours planning something nice for him.  Something nearly good enough.  Something almost worth the honor of belonging to Jim.

Della desires to buy a special gift for her husband, Jim.  She has been saving up her money, but still she only has $1.87 to spend.  With less than two dollars, she knows that she will not have enough to buy what she wants, which is a chain for Jim's special pocket watch.  This shows that Jim and Della have very little extra money.

The following is another paragraph which is sometimes placed as paragraph 7:

There was a pier-glass between the windows of the room.  Perhaps you have seen a pier-glass in an $8 flat.  A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.  Della, being slender, had mastered the art.

A pier-glass is a mirror, which is usually placed between two walls or two windows.  This mirror is not a good one because it comes with their $8 per week furnished flat.  The furniture which comes with their flat is cheap, worn, and shabby.  They cannot afford to pay more than $8 per week for a flat, which shows that their financial situation is not ideal.

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All the editions are slightly different. So, it is not possible to know what paragraph that you are talking about. With that said, it is still possible to talk about their financial situation. In a word they are poor.

We know this from many details of the literary work. First, it starts with the words, "One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies." These words alone show the poverty of the young couple. Second, when their apartment is described, there is nothing fancy. For example, the couch is called "shabby and little." Third, they only pay eight dollars a month for rent. Within this society, this is not much.

Fourth, their salaries are mentioned as well. Again they are a very very modest couple. But most of all, the very fact that they had to sell their most prized possessions to buy presents for each other says it all. So, almost any detail shows their financial situation. It is a masterwork of loving in hard times.

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